Tenure-Track Instructor, Microbiology and Immunology
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) is seeking to fill a full-time tenure-track Instructor I position to start summer – fall 2017. The successful candidate will be broadly committed to maintaining and improving the microbiology and immunology undergraduate program. He or she will be able to teach introductory and advanced lecture courses in immunology and virology. They will also have primary responsibility for teaching an immunology/virology/cell biology laboratory course that provides training in modern experimental techniques, critical thinking, problem solving, experimental design, interpretation of data, and effective communication skills.
Graduate Academic Assistant – Advising Researcher
Advising managers and directors at UBC Vancouver campus have embarked a project to map and review our Academic Concession practices, with the goal of aligning processes where feasible. We are working together to map our current practices and wish to hire a graduate student to conduct research external to our group as follows:
- Complete a blueprinting project, summarizing the current policies and processes faculties have around academic concessions (e.g., late withdrawals, deferred exams, and in-term requests for deadline extensions or accommodation for missed tests). Included is a summary of documentation requirements (if any) for academic concessions, by faculty.
- Gather input from constituent groups at UBC, including students, the AMS, academic advisors, faculty, ESPs, the Early Alert team and representatives of Access & Diversity, Counselling Services, and Student Health Services, on their experience with academic concession requests.
- Conduct an environmental scan to determine how other similar institutions in Canada are handling academic concession and review the literature to identify any other models not currently practised in Canada.
- Engage the associate deans and advising directors in discussion of the intention of Academic Concession as an educational practice – in short, how both student wellness and educational goals are supported and met through academic concession. This discussion will drive and shape both policy and practice around the implementation of the Academic Concession policy.
- Drawing from all of the above, identify trends, propose best practices, and assess the challenges of implementing them at UBC.
- Develop resources to support students considering asking for an academic concession – so they can better understand the impact on their transcript and degree; when should they consider deferring an exam and when should they not, including peer stories.
- Make recommendations as appropriate on application of policy to the Advising Directors and the Advising Steering Committee and on policy to the Senate Academic Policy Committee
We have a budget for 125 hours over approximately 13 weeks with an end date of approximately June 2017. Therefore we anticipate the student will work part time, about 10 hours per week.
We are looking for a candidate who:
- Has a completed bachelor’s degree, and is currently in graduate studies at UBC, ideally in the Faculty of Education.
- Is knowledgeable about UBC’s current academic concession policies and procedures.
- Is a clear and diplomatic communicator who is confident interviewing and meeting with senior members of the organization
- Has excellent research and writing skills
- Is both detail-oriented in terms of accuracy, and able to see the big picture in order to ensure a comprehensive approach
- Is independent, organized and proactive to ensure project goals and objectives are being met
The student worker will report to the Director, Student Academic Services in the Faculty of Land & Food Systems, and to the Associate Dean, Students, in the Faculty of Science.
Submit a resume and a short (one-page) description of research interests and experience, and contact information for at least two references by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
UBC Science uses an online recruiting and application process for staff positions. Visit the UBC HR website to view the current list of postings. Internal applicants should apply through Self Service.